2019 knitting and crochet retreats 

The retreats for this year are now fully booked, but there are still a few spaces available on the September and October workshops with tutor Carol Meldrum. See here.

2020 knitting and crochet retreats

Saturday 6th to 13th June 2020 - FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 20th to 27th June 2020 - 5 SPACES AVAILABLE

Saturday 19th to 26th September 2020 - 9 SPACES AVAILABLE

Saturday 3rd to 10th October 2020 - 9 SPACES AVAILABLE

Saturday 17th to 24th October 2020 - FULLY BOOKED

For further details and a booking form please email sueculligan@gmail.com with the dates of the holiday you are interested in.

Enjoy 7 nights of complete relaxation at The Barn in the Charente-Maritime department of France. This fully inclusive holiday allows you to spend a few days with like minded people working on the project of your choice, with no housework to worry about or meals to cook!

Sue will be on hand to help with any knitting queries, run impromptu workshops and can even set a project for the week if required. There is a pop up shop on site selling knitting needles, crochet hooks, knitting and crochet kits, patterns and goodie bags and a large library of knitting and crochet books to browse through. We will also go on sightseeing and shopping trips to some of the lovely old towns in the area. If you prefer a more structured week see our knitting and crochet workshop holidays here.

The Charente-Maritime has a micro climate meaning that it is generally warmer and sunnier than the UK. The swimming pool is open from the beginning of May until early September (weather permitting). In cooler weather there are two large wood burning stoves to cosy up in front of and all the bedrooms have electric wall heaters.  

The cost of the holiday includes full board with wine and apero's, transfers from Bordeaux airport or Saintes station to The Barn and outings to local towns. All you have to do is get yourself to France. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.


Twin room with en suite shower room (can only be booked by two guests travelling together)

Retreat £495 per person

Single room with shared bathroom 

Retreat £595 per person

Single room with en suite shower room

Retreat £795 per person